Monday, April 17, 2017


Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Little did I know that I was intruding on this swan’s territory while standing on the bank of Swan Lake at Berry College. It is Berry College’s territory after all. Tell that to this swan and he will have a different opinion.

This gesturing is called "busking" and is part of the beginning of a mute swan’s threat posture. It can escalate into wing flapping and the swan tucking its long neck into its lifted feathers for protection as it charges towards the intruder.

I was there to photograph him, not to ruffle his feathers!

Location: Berry College – Rome, Georgia

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